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Author Rowlinson, J. S. (John Shipley), 1926-
Title Molecular theory of capillarity [electronic resource] / J.S. Rowlinson and B. Widom.
Publication Info. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
Edition Dover ed.
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 327 p.) : ill.
Note Originally published: Oxford, Oxfordshire : Clarendon Press, 1982.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Mechanical Molecular Models -- 1.2 Molecular mechanics 2 -- 1.3 Capillary phenomena 7 -- 1.4 The internal energy of a liquid 13 -- 1.5 The continuous surface profile 16 -- 1.6 The mean molecular field 17 -- 2 Thermodynamics -- 2.1 Thermodynamics and kinetic theory 25 -- 2.2 The thermodynamics of the surface 26 -- 2.3 Surface functions 31 -- 2.4 The spherical surface 38 -- 2.5 Quasi-thermodynamics -- a first look 43 -- 3 The Theory of van der Waals -- 3.2 The surface tension 56 -- 3.3 Independently variable densities 57 -- 3.4 Gibbs adsorption equation in the van der Waals theory 62 -- 3.5 Constraints on the range of fluctuations 64 -- 4 Statistical Mechanics of the Liquid-Gas Surface -- 4.2 Distribution and correlation functions 69 -- 4.3 The pressure tensor 85 -- 4.4 The virial route to the surface tension 89 -- 4.5 Functionals of the distribution functions 93 -- 4.6 The surface tension from the direct correlation function 98 -- 4.7 Equivalence of the two expressions for the surface tension 104 -- 4.8 The spherical surface 109 -- 4.9 Density fluctuations and their correlation 115 -- 4.10 Local thermodynamic functions 122 -- 5 Model Fluids in the Mean-Field Approximation -- 5.1 Introduction: mean-field theory of a homogeneous fluid of attracting hard spheres 129 -- 5.2 Liquid-gas interface in the model of attracting hard spheres 133 -- 5.3 Lattice-gas model: one component 135 -- 5.4 Lattice-gas model: two components 140 -- 5.5 Penetrable-sphere model: theory 151 -- 5.6 Penetrable-sphere model: applications 159 -- 5.7 Penetrable-sphere model: spherical surfaces 167 -- 6 Computer Simulation of the Liquid-Gas Surface -- 6.1 The experimental background 173 -- 6.2 The methods of computer simulation 175 -- 6.3 The density profile 178 -- 6.4 The surface tension 181 -- 6.5 Further work 185 -- 7 Calculation of the Density Profile -- 7.2 Solution of the YBG equation 190 -- 7.3 Approximations for the direct correlation function 195 -- 7.4 Modified van der Waals theories 198 -- 7.5 Perturbation theories 200 -- 7.6 Surface tension 202 -- 8 Three-Phase Equilibrium -- 8.2 Contact angles and Neumann's triangle 209 -- 8.3 Spreading and Antonow's rule 212 -- 8.4 The [alpha gamma] interface 221 -- 8.5 Phase transitions in interfaces. The Cahn transition 225 -- 8.6 Three-phase line and line tension 232 -- 9 Interfaces Near Critical Points -- 9.1 Introduction: mean-field approximation 249 -- 9.2 Digression on the Ornstein-Zernike theory of the pair-correlation function 255 -- 9.3 Digression on critical-point exponents 261 -- 9.4 Van der Waals theory with non-classical exponents 270 -- 9.5 Tricritical points 276 -- 9.6 Non-critical interface near a critical endpoint 285 -- 9.7 Renormalization-group theory; field-theoretical models 296 -- Appendix 1 Thermodynamics 307 -- Appendix 2 Dirac's delta-function 314.
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Summary History of thought on molecular origins of surface phenomena offers a critical and detailed examination and assessment of modern theories, focusing on statistical mechanics and application of results in mean-field approximation to model systems. Emphasis on liquid-gas surface, with a focus on liquid-liquid surfaces in the final chapters. 1989 edition.
Subject TeorĂ­a Molecular
Capillarity.
Molecular theory.
Added Author Widom, B.
Related To Print version: Rowlinson, J. S. (John Shipley), 1926- Molecular theory of capillarity. Dover ed. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002 0486425444 (DLC) 2002074022 (OCoLC)50253267
ISBN 9780486317090 (electronic bk.)
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